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Kalemat (2010)
by Arabian Oud

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Kalemat information

Year of Launch2010
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 45 votes)

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HouseArabian Oud

About Kalemat

Kalemat is a shared / unisex perfume by Arabian Oud. The scent was launched in 2010

Kalemat fragrance notes

Reviews of Kalemat

It's not bad. It smells to my nose basically of tobacco and oud. It's actually a fairly light scent. Kalemat Black is much better in my opinion. Projection is moderate but on the lighter side while longevity is also moderate.

3.5/5
22nd June, 2018
After now trying Kalemat (by Arabian Oud) a couple of times, I can confirm, in large part, the consensus that it's very similar to 24 Gold by Scentstory and Raghba by Lattafa Perfumes.

Mainly a mix of honey, amber, vanilla, and woods, Kalemat is not quite a gourmand but nonetheless quite sweet and resinous, and only traces of bitterness exist to counteract the creamy blend of most of the other elements. I really don't get the blueberry, anise, or rosemary.

Comparing to the other two fragrances, Kalemat is less tip-of-the-tongue sweet than 24 Gold (definitely) and even Raghba (slightly), so it's deeper and reveals more in the dry down as far as an amber/wood blend than its two counterparts.

Performance-wise, Kalemat is superior to both 24 Gold and Raghba, with 24 Gold being better than Raghba. Kalemat's superior is more in the longevity than projection, I'd say.

Price-wise, Kalemat is $120 for 100ml in the Arabian Oud store in Times Square (NYC), while it's slightly less expensive on eBay, at $85. For the same volume, 25 Gold is about $55 and Raghba is under $30. And while very similar to one another, my preference probably falls in line with the pricing: Kalemat, 24 Gold, then Raghba.

This might lead some to believe that Raghba isn't worthwhile, but it all depends on price. It's a slight challenge to justify spending several times Raghba's cost on Kalemat, but such is the task of any fragrance fan justifying any cost. For now, it'll be food for thought for me.

8 out of 10
09th January, 2017
Dr. Z. Show all reviews
United States
Greetings Kalemat Fans

It's obvious that the vast majority will
agree (100%= vast majority..ya?) that this fragrance is quite pleasant
as well as classy.

I've nothing really new to add save the fact that I've smelled this before.

I'll be right back (don't touch that dial).

Yup, to my nose, on my skin, IMHO ya.. ya. get on with it:

First.. You'll need a fancy colored perfume bottle.

Then add one part 24 Gold (thanks JH) to one part Perris Monte Carlo
Bois D'Oud.

Let coalesce for 1-3 minutes

Lastly, throw in your SCOTTISH Shortbread cookie(s) & leave it in a cool dark cabinet that's undoubtedly in a smoke free, pet free (nothing against pets) home and apply to pulse points as needed; sorry...craved.

CAUTION:
THIS FRAGRANCE CAN BECOME HABBIT FORMING!

I've worn this 3 days in a row and every day I wore it...
it earned me 1.5 pounds of body weight. Ok fat.

Great scent for this time of year.
Of course I'd rock this on the Sun. It's that good- to my nose, on my skin, IMHO, ya ya ...


Projection -very good
Longevity - well above average


8.5/10

PS for an actual review, pick any below ;)
15th December, 2016
Stardate 20161003:

I got a decant of this cause people told me it is like Jubilation XXV. The only similarity I found was that both are from Middle -East based houses and both are excellent fragrances.
The incense plays well with the sweet base and anise and rosemary adds, what my coworker alludes to as prickliness.
I wish it was less pricklish but you cannot get everything.

Kalemat is rough compared to XXV (which is much better composed and blended) but if you like the mid-east style just get a FB.

The longevity is amazing (24hr +) and sillage above average. I dont know what is out there now, given reformulation chatter, but the initial batches should be good
03rd October, 2016 (last edited: 19th October, 2016)
The opening is like Honeyed Vanilla Ice cream with some berries served in a Agar wood cup.

After 45 minutes as you start finishing the ice cream the oud note from the cup starts intensifying with a hint of antiseptic solution in the background.
Not a fan of this phase lasting to about 5-6 hours.

In the final phase the musk intensifies with vanilla & a hint of oud.
Love the opening & the dry down after 5 hours.

I do not wear it much as I do not feel confident while wearing it. Cannot pin point Why...??

Its a good fragrance to sniff once in a while.


Projection: 8/10
Longevity: 10/10


7/10

27th August, 2016
I love how Kalemat wears – fluffy, lightly warming, like a soft cashmere thing. This is important for me as too many ambers sit on my skin like choking BDSM gear. Its trail is like an aura around the wearer, announcing your presence – not as perfume as such but almost as part of you.
Kalemat is a honeyed amber with a big daub of dark vanilla, so far so traditional and perhaps icky-sticky. But it’s had air whipped into it to prevent it from turning into a slathering goo. Also there are contrasting herbal notes at the start which really lift it, some blueberry juiciness (a la Jubilation XXV), and when these begin to fade a spicy, frankincense-wood theme takes over. Hugely original it’s not, but it gives the comfort of things being in their right places and then there’s that cashmere quality that makes it so easy to slip into.
The main reason why I won’t rush out and grab a bottle is a certain staleness to the spicy-woody notes in the mid-section, but other noses may not be bothered by it. It does disappear to be replaced by a clean musks haze in the deep drydown.

17th June, 2016

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